The effects of incarceration on longitudinal trajectories of employment: A follow up in high risk youth from ages 23 to 32

V.R. van der Geest, C.C.J.H. Bijleveld, A.A.J. Blokland, D. Nagin

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Abstract

Life-course theories expect imprisonment to negatively influence a person’s employment prospects. Incarceration not only instantaneously interrupts a number of life-course domains but may also reduce future opportunities to reconnect to them. This article analyzes the effects of incarceration on employment by using observational data on the employment careers from age 23 up to age 32 in 270 high-risk males. All men had been treated for delinquency and problematic behavior in a juvenile justice institution in the Netherlands. First, we investigate whether specific employment trajectories can be distinguished within the overall employment pattern in this sample. Second, controlling for selection into both incarceration and low-employment participation, we investigate the effect of incarceration on future employment over and above the effect of being convicted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-140
JournalCrime & Delinquency
Volume62
Issue number1
Early online date15 Apr 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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